Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Lower Clarence Nabs Three-Peat over Arch Rival

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Lower Clarence Nabs Three-Peat over Arch Rival

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Byline: Matthew Elkerton matthew.elkerton@dailyexaminer.com.au

CRICKET: Lower Clarence Cricket Association has turned a major corner with all three of the association's junior representative sides defeating arch rival Clarence River Junior Cricket Association at the weekend.

It is the first time in more than two decades that Lower has won all three contests on the one day and it is a success that has taken years to foster.

"I think our numbers have really come up in the last couple of years and we have a lot more depth than ever before," junior secretary Doug Moss said.

"For a few years there we had Under 12s filling in for the Under 14s and Under 14s playing up in the Under 16s ranks. It is just funny how the wheel turns in your favour sometimes," Moss said.

Lower Clarence's Under 16s were led by captain Blake Ryan who scored 48 opening the innings and almost took the side to victory before he was trapped in front by Clarence River spinner Hayden Ensbey (3 for 15 off 8 overs). …

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